The past year has been a very tough year for me and I have spent the last few weeks reflecting on it and the hopes I have for the new year that is just over a week away.
I lost my quilting mojo and I am not even sure that I can pinpoint when it left me. Some time in 2015, I think. Maybe earlier than that since most of my last blog posts were related to quilting for others.
One thing that I have been considering is a way to get back to quilting and working on my own projects. And I am ready! As soon as I catch up with the customer quilting I have...
Another thing that I have contemplated is the blogging. The blog used to be such a huge part of my life with documenting projects and progress and events and with corresponding with readers and fellow bloggers. But once I lost my quilting mojo, I figured the blog would be very boring with repeated "I didn't get anything done... again!" posts. I also need to find a good way of saving my pictures to the blog without them being in The Cloud*.
One way that I am going to work on my quilting mojo is classes! Last weekend, I signed up for a Block of the Month at my local quilt shop using Deb Tucker Ruler/Tools and it starts in January. There will be companion quilt classes and I have signed up for the January class, as well. I am very excited to go through my fabrics and find ones to use for the BOM and to start picking for the January class as well. I haven't taken a class from a shop in years, but after meeting the teacher and seeing the first block, I can't wait to get started!
I already have plans for working on some UFOs and new projects (Christmas presents and yes, I am late! ugh!). I plan on getting everything in order in my sewing studio over the next week and making up some lists. Something concrete that I can reference while I work through everything.
And as usual, these mutts are just laying around and soaking up the sun while I do all the heavy lifting!
*Because I don't want all of my files saved to a web-o-sphere or whatever it is and I don't want to start paying a monthly fee to store my pics and then have the fee increased exponentially. I am coming to the conclusion that this will happen regardless, but I am still holding out hope that an easy and free way of sharing pics will happen.